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Skylight Domes

Acrylic domed skylights or bubble skylights Domed skylights are usually made from acrylic and sometimes polycarbonate. They are the most common skylight type but are really 1980’s type technology. They usually have an aluminum frame with a thermal barrier. There are better quality skylights out there, made of glass instead of acrylic. As energy prices … Continue reading Skylight Domes

Skylight Condensation

Why do some skylights “perspire” and leak water into the home Condensation on windows and skylights can be not only troublesome but cause damage to finishes and substructures. This problem can occur when it is cold outside and warm inside, especially with moist air. This problem occurs most often with aluminum framed skylights without thermal … Continue reading Skylight Condensation